July 10, 2019

AdvisoryCloud Featured Advisor Interview with Deary Duffie

Deary Duffie

Deary Duffie
CEO/DPD Associates

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Deary was interviewed by AdvisoryCloud on 06/24/2019 as part of our Featured Advisor Interview series.

AC - Tell us more about your main areas of expertise for being an advisor? 

DD - I’m an HR Business Executive who specializes in Organizational Development, Executive Team Development, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

AC - Describe your main motivation for being an advisor? 

DD - My purpose in life is to develop others to reach their full potential. I have been highly successful working Senior Management Teams in industries including high-tech, retail, financial, and most recently bio-tech. I have also served on not-for-profit Boards in Education and Healthcare. 

AC - Elaborate on the types of situations, challenges or decisions, you feel you could add the most value to as an advisor? 

DD - I am of most value with clients who are experiencing a significant change in their business environment (new competitions, new government regulations), their organization size (merger, acquisition, or reduction in workforce), their new senior management team (executive transitions). I often present keynotes and lead large group offsite meetings. 

AC - Do you see any disruptive trends on the horizon in your industry or position? 

DD - The largest disruption is in the make-up of the workforce. Leaders are challenged to inspire employees who age from the ’20s to the ’70s. One leadership style will not fit all. In the high-tech and biotech industries, it’s an employee-driven market. Companies must build and maintain cultures that are both attractive and growth-oriented. 

AC - Tell me about the most impactful project or decision you’ve been involved in as an executive. 

DD - At Roche and Genentech, I was selected to facilitate and coach executive teams in building “agile organizations”. In a two year period, I coached over 100 senior leaders in organizational agility initiatives resulting in increased revenue in the US Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic businesses. 


If you are interested in speaking with Deary about this topic or others, you can book a meeting with him through his AdvisoryCloud profile here: https://www.advisorycloud.com/profile/Deary-Duffie

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